Handmade Paper Spring Booklet

January 15th, 2013 by
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Arnold Grummer LogoNow that Christmas and New Years are over, I’m ready for spring!! And my crafting thoughts are turning to spring, as well.

I selected a variety of patterned papers, vellum, and a treasure envelope for the pages of my booklet. The papers were cut 6″ x 6″ to match my handmade paper cover.

Booklet pages

Booklet pages

I used a Sizzix die to cut the flower petals from paper that I made using Arnold Grummer’s papermaking kit. I added a couple organza flowers between the paper petals, and secure all the layers with a black velvet brad.
Flower embellishment

Close up of handmade paper flower embellishment

I punched the cover, pages, and treasure envelope as shown in the following photo. This particular punch arrangement will be used when I bind the booklet.

Booklet cover

Handmade paper booklet cover punched for binding

As a part of the binding I coated a bamboo skewer with USArtQuest Duo Adhesive (a special adhesive that is tacky when dry) and gilded it with silver Gildenglitz.

To bind the booklet, lay the gilded skewer between the punched holes. Thread one end of the tulle from the front to the back through one of the bottom holes. Thread the other end from the front to the back, using the companion hole. This traps the gilded skewer between the cover and the tulle. Next, bring the ends of the tulle up from the back, each end through a different hold. Tie the tulle in place on top to the gilded skewer.

Finished Booklet

Finished handmade paper booklet

You can see more projects using handmade paper on the Arnold Grummer’s blog.

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Meet Create N Craft Blogger Carole Lassak

A jetsetter for ancient times, Carole enjoys traveling abroad to practice the dying art of handmade bobbin lace. The sounds of bobbins pattering against her bobbin pillow fill her home. At home, Carole acts out her fantasy as an Iron Chef challenger. Her favorite food is sushi, especially sea urchin. “I think any piece of raw seafood on a pillow of rice would delight me.”

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  1. Jeri said:

    Your work is beautiful. Thank you for the very helpful tips and links.

  2. Amy Day said:

    Now, you know I can't help but love this! It's my fav color! So pretty! It does make me anxious for spring!

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